Understanding the evolution of China’s tourism industry performance: An internal–external framework

Abstract This study traces the evolution of China’s tourism industry performance. It uses an internal–external framework to evaluate external factors from the macroperspective and microperspective and examines internal factors through a supply and demand standard. We apply a variable coefficient system to optimize the index system and produce a measurement model consisting of 14 indicators,…

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The influence of preciseness of price information on the travel option choice

Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: Tourism ManagementAuthor(s): Jungkeun Kim, Y. (G.) Cui, Choongbeom Choi, Sanghyub John Lee, Roger MarshallAbstract$159.99, 159.38 or $160.00? The phenomenon of pricing around a rounded number, with apparent preciseness, is commonly observed in the marketplace. Much research has been conducted in the general area, and has established that the…

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Digital free tourism – An exploratory study of tourist motivations

Publication date: August 2020Source: Tourism Management, Volume 79Author(s): Inta Egger, Sut Ieng Lei, Philipp WasslerAbstractThe problem of technology overuse – and related mental health and addiction issues – has spilled over into the tourism context. Recent literature has also suggested that heavy use of technology while travelling could potentially have negative impacts on the overall…

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From measurement scale to sentiment scale: Examining the effect of sensory experiences on online review rating behavior

Publication date: August 2020Source: Tourism Management, Volume 79Author(s): Fuad Mehraliyev, Andrei P. Kirilenko, Youngjoon ChoiAbstractThe crucial role of sensory dimensions in customer experiences has been supported in literature. However, traditional self-reported sensory measurements have limited capacity in capturing the multi-dimensional experiences sensed by individuals and articulating the distinct effect of different sensory dimensions on actual…

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Antecedents and outcomes of emotional labour in hospitality and tourism: A meta-analysis

Publication date: August 2020Source: Tourism Management, Volume 79Author(s): Shi Tracy Xu, Zheng Chris Cao, Yuanyuan HuoAbstractThis paper meta-analytically investigates a theoretical framework of emotional labour and its antecedents and outcomes in the hospitality and tourism literature with 57 correlation matrices from published journal papers. Adopting the psychometric meta-analytical methods and meta-structural equation modelling (meta-SEM) methods,…

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High spatial and temporal detail in timely prediction of tourism demand

Abstract What happens in forecasting problems when high frequency and high spatial detail data encounter significant publication delays? In this paper, we consider a monthly dynamic panel data model, augmented by Google Trends search query volume data, for tourism demand forecasting at high spatial detail, in which one of the main aspects is represented by…

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Lodging REITs and third-party operators: Do more operators enhance the performance of REITs?

Publication date: August 2020Source: Tourism Management, Volume 79Author(s): Jaehee Gim, SooCheong (Shawn) JangAbstractLodging REITs are required to hire unaffiliated third-party operators to manage their properties. It has been noted that some lodging REITs use only one operator, whereas others hire a number of different operations. However, why lodging REITs choose to hire one or more…

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